At UWCSEA East, we do rather like to get behind a great cause, and Movember is certainly worthy of support. From the official website:
Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health.
Nearly every male staff member at our school has grown a Mo in support of men’s health. While we don’t have an official team linked to the website above, we are doing our little bit to help. Check out this year’s candidates!
The ed-tech people out there might be wondering what this has to do with technology – the answer is wait and see! I hope that in sharing what our school is doing, other schools might take up the charge to raise funds next year.
I have already mentioned what the men are doing, but the support does not stop there! On the last day of Movember, students can make a $1 donation to get a Mo painted on them. We then take Pro-Mo photos afterwards, so they feel like rock stars.
We came across an exciting find the other day using the iPod Touch. The $2.99 Strip Designer app (which is excellent and you should totally get regardless) has a whole set of moustache stickers that you can add to photos. On our version 4 iPod Touch set, it works perfectly with the dual-facing camera. The image of me above was made using Strip Designer.
This year it would be great if we can extend the use of Strip Designer and get some more people into the Movember spirit.
Why not try it yourself!